List of largest Orthodox cathedrals

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This is a list of the largest Orthodox cathedrals in the world, based on area and capacity. Any Orthodox Cathedral that has a capacity of 5,000 people, can be added to this page. The cathedrals are listed in alphebetical order according to country. The Cathedrals are from any Eastern Orthodox Church in communion with the Ecumenical Patriarch in Constantinople (Istanbul). Coptic Orthodox Cathedrals may also be included on this page.

Name Images Capacity
(worshipers)
Area City Denomination Country Year Built
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
AlexanderNevskyCathedral-Sofia-6.jpg
7,000[1] 3,180 m² (34,229 sq ft) Sofia Bulgarian Orthodox Bulgaria Bulgaria 1912
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Alexander-Newski-Kathedrale.JPG
5,000[2] 3,170 m² (34,125 sq ft) Tallinn Russian Orthodox Estonia Estonia 1900
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral
Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Abbasyia, Cairo.JPG
5,000[3] Unknown Cairo Coptic Orthodox Egypt Egypt 1968
Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi
თბილისი 15 Tbilisi.jpg
15,000[4] 5,000 m² (53,825 sq ft) Tbilisi Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) Georgia 2004
Poti Cathedral
Poti Cathedral (Photo A. Muhranoff, 2011)-1.jpg
2,000 Unknown Poti Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) Georgia 1906
Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Patras Cathedral 2.jpg
5,500 Unknown Patras Greek Orthodox Greece Greece 1974
Agios Minas Cathedral
Catedral (Heraclion).jpg
8,000 Unknown Heraklion Greek Orthodox Greece Greece 1895
Church of Saint Panteleimon
Saint Panteleimon Acharnon.jpg
10,000[5] Unknown Athens Greek Orthodox Greece Greece 1930
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Jerusalem Holy Sepulchre BW 19.JPG
10,000[6] Unknown Jerusalem Greek Orthodox 326
Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral
Daugavpils Ss Boris and Gleb Orthodox Cathedral (2).jpg
5,000 Unknown Daugavpils Russian Orthodox Latvia Latvia 1905
Timișoara Orthodox Cathedral
Ortodoxa.jpg
5,000 [7] Unknown Timișoara Romanian Orthodox Romania Romania 1940
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
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10,000 5,240 m² (57,200 sq ft) Moscow Russian Orthodox Russia Russia 1883, demolished 1931, rebuilt 2000
Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg
Казанский собор и канал.jpg
6,000 Unknown Saint Petersburg Russian Orthodox Russia Russia 1811
Naval Cathedral in Kronstadt
Kronstadt Naval Cathedral.jpg
6,000[8] 5,325 m² (57,323 sq ft) Kronstadt Russian Orthodox Russia Russia 1913
Church of the Nativity of Christ
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5,000[9] Unknown Kyshtym Russian Orthodox Russia Russia 1857
Novocherkassk Cathedral
Вознесенский собор.jpg
5,000[10] Unknown Novocherkassk Russian Orthodox Russia Russia 1904
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Saint Isaac's Cathedral.jpg
14,000 4,000 m² (43055, sq ft) Saint Petersburg Russian Orthodox Russia Russia 1858
St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral
St. Nicola's Cathedral.JPG
5,000 Unknown Saint Petersburg Russian Orthodox Russia Russia 1753
Sophia Cathedral
St Sophia cathedral Pushkin 1.jpg
5,000 Unknown Saint Petersburg Russian Orthodox RussiaRussia 1788
Transfiguration Cathedral of Ugresha Monastery
Ugreshi.jpg
7,000 Unknown Dzerzhinsky, Moscow Oblast Russian Orthodox RussiaRussia 1521
Cathedral of Saint Sava[11]
Temple Saint Sava.jpg
10,800 3,650 m² (39288 sq ft)[12] Belgrade Serbian Orthodox Serbia Serbia 1989
St. Michael's Cathedral
Михайловский кафедральный собор (Черкассы).jpg
12,000 Unknown Cherkasy Ukrainian Orthodox Ukraine Ukraine 2000
Odessa Cathedral
Храм Христа Спасителя в Одессе.jpg
10,000[13] Unknown Odessa Ukrainian Orthodox Ukraine Ukraine 1837, rebuilt 2003
Uzhhorod Orthodox Cathedral
Храм Христа Рятівника (Ужгород).JPG
5,000 Unknown Uzhhorod Ukrainian Orthodox Ukraine Ukraine 1990

Under construction[edit]

Name Images Capacity (worshipers) Area City Denomination Country Completion Comment
Romanian People's Salvation Cathedral[14]
Romanian People's Salvation Cathedral Bukarest 2.JPG
6,500 5,795 m² (62377 sq ft) Bucharest Romanian Orthodox  Romania est. 2016 Will become the largest Orthodox church in the world if completed (Length - 124 meters / Width - 70 meters. Will become the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world, with a height of 127 metres from the floor to the top of cross.

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